18 Apr '11, 10pm

The EPA chooses sprawl over urban sustainability

The EPA chooses sprawl over urban sustainability

@ Kaid I don't disagree with you that some of the LEED's building standards are perverse, but there are indeed points awarded based on location that include proximity to public transportation and facilites. (NC v2.2 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access: "Locate project within 1/2 mile of a commuter rail, light rail or subway station or 1/4 mile of two or more public or campus bus lines usable by building occupants" and Credit SS-4.2: Alternative Transportation Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms; "For commercial or institutional buildings, provide secure bicycle storage with convenient changing/shower facilities, within 200 yards, for 5% or more of regular building occupants"). Now, a building can get points in a variety of categories and completely disregard the alternative transportation aspect and still get LEED certitified. But with LEED, I th...

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Myths and Facts about U.S. EPA Standards

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wri.org 19 Apr '11, 2pm

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ecouterre.com 18 Apr '11, 7pm

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epa.gov 17 Apr '11, 1pm

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